Lah Ti Dar the British Champions day banker?

The culmination of the flat season finishes with British champions day at Ascot this Saturday. It is set to be the richest ever race day in the UK with record breaking prize money on offer of £4.35 million. The top horses and jockeys across the globe will be heading over for this marquee event as anticipation continues to build. Champions will be crowned and there are several short priced favourites going in. One of them is Lah Ti Dar, but is she banker material?

Owned by Lord Lloyd-Webb there is no doubt he is going through a purple patch with his horses. He has the 2019 2000 Guineas and Derby favourite, Too Darn Hot, who looks just that following his stunning performances this season. Lah Ti Dar is yet another and punters have been looking for the best offers available on for this weekend’s race. She is around a general 7/4 favourite and for good reason.

She is a three-year-old filly, and in her short career of four starts has already resulted in a close second in the prestigious St Leger at Doncaster most recently. She only started her career back in April in a Maiden at Newbury. Sent off at around 7/2 she was expected to need the experience despite looking very well prior to the race. Under Dettori she put in a stunning performance to clear away from the field, winning by 6 lengths.

Her reputation had grown considerably and she had obviously shown her ability at home as she was instantly stepped up to a listed contest on just her second start. Sent off at evens, she again gave a firm indication she was a group one horse in drawing clear effortlessly by three lengths. This was from the experienced Charlie Appleby trained, Expressiy.

Following a 109 day break she would again contest a listed race at York and would post one of the most eye catching performances of the season. There were several exciting horses in opposition so this would be her first big test. She was sent off at odds of 4/6 and travelled ominously well before being asked to win her race by Frankie. Lah Ti Dar soon drew clear in the shape of a superstar, winning by an ever growing 10 lengths. Gosden has another exciting horse on his hands.

(Pictured: Lah Ti Dar in a league of her own in the Galtres Stakes)


Lah Ti Dar had now stamped herself as one of the most exciting young horses around. Her connections then put their faith in her as they supplemented her to step up into the St Leger. She took on seasoned pros in the likes of the now Arc seventh, Kew Gardens. This was a tough task for a horse having only made three previous racecourse appearances. It played out that way as Lah Ti Dar showed signs of greenness in the race and despite staying on well could not get to the winner Kew Gardens.

This experience will do Lah Ti Dah the world of good as she steps back against the fillies. She now must rate banker material with further progress very much likely.

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